Amendment 7

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Amendment 7

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Important Case Law

Tull v. United States

The Seventh Amendment guarantees a jury trial to determine liability in actions by the Government seeking civil penalties and injunctive relief under the Act.

Feltner v. Columbia Pictures Television, Inc.

The Supreme Court held that when there are statutory damages involved, the defendant has a right to the jury trial.

United States v. Watson

The Supreme Court determined that the Seventeenth Amendment gave the right to an additional jury trial following its loss of the first jury trial.

Additional Important Cases